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The Best Of The Island – Here Are The 2019 Tasmanian Architecture Award Winners!

Architecture

Studies into the cultures of island communities around the world have found distinctive traits of resourcefulness and resilience, in fostering creative outcomes, with often limited resources.

These qualities of inventiveness and craftsmanship are evident in the winning designs from the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2019 Tasmanian Architecture Awards. Announced on 6th July at the Odeon theatre, take a tour of the best from designs from the apple isle!

17th July, 2019

House at Otago Bay by Topology Studio. Photo – Paul Hermes. Winner of the Residential Architecture – Houses (New) category.

House at Otago Bay by Topology Studio. Photo – Paul Hermes. Winner of the Residential Architecture – Houses (New) category.

House at Otago Bay by Topology Studio. Photo – Paul Hermes. Winner of the Residential Architecture – Houses (New) category.

Freycinet Lodge Coastal Pavilions by Liminal Architecture. Photo – Dianne Snape. Winner of the Commercial Architecture category.

Freycinet Lodge Coastal Pavilions by Liminal Architecture. Photo – Dianne Snape. Winner of the Commercial Architecture category.

Krakani lumi by Taylor and Hinds Architects with the Aboriginal Land Council of Tasmania
. Photo – Adam Gibson. Winner of The John Lee Archer Triennial Prize

Krakani lumi by Taylor and Hinds Architects with the Aboriginal Land Council of Tasmania
. Photo – Adam Gibson. Winner of The John Lee Archer Triennial Prize

Krakani lumi by Taylor and Hinds Architects with the Aboriginal Land Council of Tasmania
. Photo – Adam Gibson. Winner of The John Lee Archer Triennial Prize

Greenhouse by Bence Mulcahy. Photo – Adam Gibson. Winner of Heritage category.

Greenhouse by Bence Mulcahy. Photo – Adam Gibson. Winner of Heritage category.

Greenhouse by Bence Mulcahy. Photo – Adam Gibson. Winner of Heritage category.

#TheBaeTAS by Liz Walsh and Alex Nielsen (workbylizandalex). Photo – Sean Fennessy. Winner of the Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations & Additions).

#TheBaeTAS by Liz Walsh and Alex Nielsen (workbylizandalex). Photo – Sean Fennessy. Winner of the Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations & Additions).

#TheBaeTAS by Liz Walsh and Alex Nielsen (workbylizandalex). Photo – Sean Fennessy. Winner of the Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations & Additions).

Miriam McGarry
Wednesday 17th July 2019

‘Ss usual, a high level of inventiveness is evident’ – Neal Mackintosh

The Australian Institute of Architects’ 2019 Tasmanian Architecture Awards has announced 17 winners and commendations from a pool of 37 entries. From luxury tourism accommodation and cruise ship shelters; to a community hub, health centre and camp delivered in partnership with the Aboriginal Land Council of Tasmania – the awards captured the multiple identities of the state’s built environment.

Awards jury chair Neal Mackinstosh, of JAWS Architects, describes the 2019 entrants and winners as ‘reflecting the quality Tasmanian architects bring to their craft – whatever the size and scope of the project.’ He explains, ‘as usual, a high level of inventiveness is evident, with Tasmanian architects stretching lean budgets to produce spatially rich and engaging buildings.’ Physical isolation breeds innovation!

In the residential section, keen TDF readers may recognise the #TheBaeTAS by young architects Liz Walsh and Alex Nielsen, which won the Edith Emery Award for alternations and additions. This tiny renovation recently featured in our round-up of ‘10 Unreal, Architectural Homes You Can Stay In!

The complete list of winners is below, and the People’s Choice Award can be voted on here.

Commercial Architecture

The Colin Philp Award – Freycinet Lodge Coastal Pavilions by Liminal Architecture

Award – Dales Of Derby by Philip M Dingemanse

Heritage

The Roy Sharrington Smith Award – Mount Stuart Greenhouse by Bence Mulcahy 

Interior Architecture

The Alexander North Award –  Kosaten Launceston by Cumulus Studio

Public Architecture

The Alan C Walker Award – Devonport Living City Stage 1 Lyons with Maddison Architects and Birrelli

Award – Glenorchy Health Centre by Liminal Architecture with DesignInc

Award – Domain Community Hub by Field Labs

Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations & Additions)

The Edith Emery Award – #TheBaeTAS by workbylizandalex

Award – Mount Stuart Greenhouse by Bence Mulcahy

Residential Architecture – Houses (New)

The Esmond Dorney Award –  House at Otago Bay by Topology Studio

Small Project Architecture

Commendation – TasPorts Cruise Ship Shelter by Cumulus Studio

Sustainable Architecture

The Barry McNeill Award – Dales Of Derby by Philip M Dingemanse

Commendation – Glenorchy Health Centre by Liminal Architecture with DesignInc

Urban Design

The Dirk Bolt Award – Devonport Living City Stage 1 by Lyons with Maddison Architects and Birrelli

Commendation – SUSH by Core Collective Architects with Christopher Clinton Architect

Enduring Architecture

Award – Bornholm by Jim Moon

COLORBOND® Award for Steel Architecture

Award – Mount Stuart Greenhouse by Bence Mulcahy

Chapter Prizes

The John Lee Archer Triennial Prize – krakani lumi by Taylor and Hinds Architects with the Aboriginal Land Council of Tasmania

 

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